Theatre Studies

Theatre and Performance enables pupils to unlock their imagination, intellect, empathy and courage to explore the world in which we all live.  Theatre at Winton allows for the exploration and celebration of identity and cultural diversity.  It carries the potential to challenge, to question and to bring about change. It encourages the development of the confident individual who is emotionally literate and creatively expressive.

Our comprehensive and inclusive curriculum inspires students and extends their critical and analytical thinking. The aim of the department is to create a vibrant performance environment, where students learn specific skills that can be used on stage, whilst at the same time they underpin their understanding of the world through performance.

The curriculum at Key Stages 3 and 4 is designed to equip students with a solid base set of skills needed for a career in the Performing Arts. These skills are also invaluable to all our students no matter which career path they choose, equipping them with communication, listening and focus skills needed for the world in which we live.

At Key Stage 3 students explore: Key Skills, Character Creation, Improvisation, Theatre Genre, Devising Theatre, Shakespeare, Theatre Practitioners, Street Theatre, Scripted Performance and Theatre History.

At Key Stage 4 students opting for BTEC Performing Arts will extend their practice and knowledge gained at Key Stage 3 and will study skills relevant to the Performing Arts Industry, Exceptional students can opt to take an additional GCSE in Drama.